JT
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Re: My amateurview of math.
Posted:
Feb 1, 2013 4:04 AM


On 1 Feb, 09:59, "christian.bau" <christian....@cbau.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote: > On Feb 1, 8:51 am, JT <jonas.thornv...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > Well just my few thoughts around numbers. > > Go to your bathroom. > Count how many elephants there are. > How many? The answer is zero. > > If you watch an elephant leaving your bathroom, how many elephants are > in the bathroom then? > There were none, then one left, so now there are minus one elephants > in your bathroom.
If there is zero elephants i hardly need to count it or them. Well if you show me the negative elephant i will count it.
But rather say i have 1 dollar in wallet, and you steal it and i am simply out of money but there isn't minus 1 dollar in wallet. But you do owe me 1 dollar and i have a claim upon you. And that is do not dream up things that aren't countable.

